Saturday, July 16, 2011

possibly the best mail day ever you guys get good mail these days? Me? Not so much. It's pretty much bills and junk mail and bills and baby shower invitations, which are sorta the same as bills (they cost money and make you angry/sad). Today, was an exception.

First of all, I got a very sweet thank-you card from my sister-in-law Amy. Thank-you cards make me happy, and this one was particularly good. So now it's displayed on the mantle.  So that was a solid start to the mail.

And then there was this:

Holla!!! Ready Post?? Mail that someone actually had to go to a post office to mail?? This HAS to be good! And note that return address: It's from JAMES. Not Kristina, his wife, whom I would vote the Most Likely (of the two) to Send Me Mail. Now James and I have been friends for a long time, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time he's ever sent me something in the mail. I was immediately pretty darn excited. So excited that I attempted opening the package TWO TIMES the WRONG WAY. Yes, there are multiple ways to NOT open this package. Eventually I found the "pull here" tab and it all worked out.

Here's what I found inside:

Yes, that would be two of our high school band CDs. AMAZING!!!! James and I were in band together in high school...although of the two, I was arguably more...shall we say, excited about being in band? Yes, that will do. I pretty much lived and breathed band. That would be slightly more honest. So while I know that I did at one point own these two CDs (since I am, in fact, featured on them), I have long since lost or misplaced them. And I'm pretty sure there's been a hole in my heart. Until today.

I immediately texted him to thank him for his most amazing gift, and he mentioned that I needed to be sure to look in the little insert thing. See above?? He actually made little notes about various friends and memories. AMAZING! He also informed me via text that he came across them as they were packing to move and thought he would just drop them off at Goodwill. Then he thought "no, I want to give them to someone who would really appreciate them. ERIKA." And right he was.

Yes, I immediately listened to them and basked in all my band-nerdy-glory.

And then I scanned this picture so that you can bask in it too. The picture is all beat up because- inexplicably- Matt carries it in his wallet. I guess he likes to think of me as a high school band kid. How creepy sweet.

All my fellow EHS band friends who are reading this and turning green with envy: Please know that if I were more technologically savvy, I would most definitely have uploaded some of the band music and set it to play in the background of this blog. Probably Movement for Rosa or Blue Shades.

Also, I would like to just throw it out there that if anyone else has any random stuff that they find in their house that they want to mail to me to make me laugh, feel free! I think we should all make a point to send more non-crappy mail to people. Make the world a better place and all that. Yep. Happy Saturday!


  1. BLUE SHADES!!! Please please please please blue shades! Ohhhhhh I am several shades of green.

  2. Here's a translation of the last post: I would be most grateful if you would procure the technological savviness necessary to post this music on your blog. And the song with which I would most appreciate hearing again would in fact be "Blue Shades." I rather enjoyed that one. Oh and the Lord of the Rings pieces as well.

    Thank you.

  3. ha!! My husband is pretty great. When he told me he was sending those cd's to you. I was like, "Yes!She will LOVE that." So I'm glad it brought some happiness to your day.

  4. Neat!!! I'm not listed because I had left Evans before the CD's were made. :(


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